Sharing your life and every day experiences with a pet brings great deal of joy, but it also requires responsibility and long-term commitment. If you know that you want a pet, but you are not sure what type of pet, follow this simple guidelines.
Before deciding which pet to choose you need to learn about the needs of different types of pets. Each animal has its own physical and emotional needs that need to be fulfilled. The right choice should be made depending on those needs, as well as your lifestyle habits. It is advisable to do a thorough research and understand the implications.
Buying a pet on a whim is the biggest mistake. If it turns out that you cannot take proper care of the animal, both you and your pet will be unhappy. The pet will feel neglected and you will feel guilty.
It all started with a boy named Duke. Although I have been an animal lover and animal advocate all my life, Duke pulled at my heart like no other. He was big, as in 160 pounds big, he was clumsy, he was slobbery, he was messy, he was almost completely blind and he was pure love. I remember reading his story about how a Colorado farmer had said he would shoot him in the head, if someone didn’t come get him immediately. I guess Duke had been chasing his chickens. It is believed Duke had been beaten to such extremes he was completely blind in his left eye.